Orthodox Liberalism: The Politics of Divine-Human Communion

Monday, April 8th 2013, 7:00pm

The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute presents the Manolis Distinguished Lecture for 2013: The Ethics of Theosis – Two lectures by Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou of Fordham University.

April 8, 2013, 7pm:  Orthodox Liberalism: The Politics of Divine-Human Communion at the Dennison Refectory, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709.  Reception to follow.

Monday evening, Dr. Papanikolaou will explore the general issue of the political implications of an Orthodox Christian mindset.


Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou is a professor of theology and co-founding director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.  He is the author and co-editor of a number of books, including Being With God: Trinity, Apophaticism, and Divine-Human Communion (Notre Dame Press, 2006) and The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy (Notre Dame Press, 2012).

Only recently has the Orthodox Church been living in democratic countries and Prof. Papanikoulaou is one of the first scholars to look at how Orthodox theology “connects” with modern democracy.


The PAOI is pleased to present these lectures free of charge to any and all who are interested. A reception will follow Monday evening’s lecture.

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